Many women gain a great deal of self-confidence and satisfaction from breast surgery.
Breast augmentation is the surgical placement of breast implants to increase fullness and projection of the breasts or to improve symmetry of the breasts.
Clinically referred to as augmentation mammaplasty, the procedure is used cosmetically to:
- Enlarge a naturally small breast, most commonly the result of heredity.
- Restore breast volume lost following pregnancy, as a result of breast-feeding or due to weight loss.
- Achieve better symmetry when breasts are moderately disproportionate in size and shape.
- Replacement or revision of saline implants
- Breast augmentation to the opposite breast for symmetry
- Augmentation with a breast lift (mastopexy)
- Severe asymmetries of the breast
- Tuberous breast deformity
- Breast cancer reconstruction
- Congenital breast reconstruction: The patients must be at least 18 years old, and can be excluded in the presence of infection, nursing mothers, autoimmune diseases, or other diseases that impair wound healing.
The implants are most likely safe bases upon prior research, but the final study results will not be available for some time. This must be discussed with your plastic surgeon.
The correct incision depends on each patient’s own anatomy, and your plastic surgeon’s feelings about each procedure. Listen to the guidance from your individual plastic surgeon.